This photo is of the very top end of Market Street, at the junction with Trinity Street/Waterloo Road. The building on the far left is the Boars Head Pub. Can anyone identify the shops in the centre and right of the picture?
Below is a more recent picture of Market Street, this time you can see the Technical School and Central Girls School on Waterloo Road on the far right and a little further down Market Street. The bank in the centre of the picture is Martins Bank closed in 1970s when it transferred its business to the main TSB Branch on Melbourne Street. The Boars Head Pub closed in the 1980s and is now Gruber Garrett solicitors. (Valentine, S 2012) The shop on the right, Wrights, is now Thompson and Cooke Solicitors.
As always if you have any thoughts or memories about the photos to share please leave a comment below. Thanks, Steph/
After my post on the Heginbotham’s Brewery, Stalybridge I thought it appropriate to post a picture of one of their pubs – The Albion which was 47-49 Market Street, Stalybridge.
For those into History…
According to Stalybridge Pubs 1750-1990 by Rob Magee…
The pub was first mentioned in 1832 when Ralph Woolley was the licensee. Mr Woolley was a wine, spirit and porter merchant. The address was the Rassbottom Street and changed to Market Street with the completion of the Market at the base of the Town Hall.
Around 1890 John Heginbotham, brewer and wine and spirit merchant, bought the pub.
In my memory the old clinic was always a little run down with flaky blue and white paint but it looks pretty good here. It looks as though it would have been nice to work in with all the windows overlooking the river. The entrance was described as Old Street Stalybridge and is shown on this picture, with the carpark at the side, however I remember walking in to an entrance at the top of the building on Stanford Street.
The Clinic was built in the 1960’s and closed in 2004 when the staff moved into the New Clinic on Waterloo Road in Stalybridge.
The Clinic was demolished in the last couple of years and the site is privately owned and I understand flats will be built there once the housing market picks up locally.
My only memories of visiting the clinic were “parent craft classes” in 1999 when I was pregnant with my daughter and taking her there to be weighed after she was born. What about you?
The Fish Market was built opposite the Victoria Market Hall in 1881 at a cost of £1600 – Bargin! The decorative stone on the roof matches that on the Market Hall. In this photo you can see the decorative stone triangle in the centre. This stone triangle is no longer there. Does anyone know why or when it was removed?
In my memory the Fish Market has always been individual shops as it appears to be in this photo. I think I can remember a pet shop in one, and a florist on the corner – what about you?
The Old Fish Market is on the right in this picture. Various dignitaries are in front of the Library on the right and the photo is looking up towards what is now Armentieres Square; I wish I knew what the event was! Please leave a comment if you have any ideas. Thanks.